His tour as Commander consolidated such changes and spread the ethos throughout 1 PC Group).
Ken did not shy away from the task of taking the Group from the comfort and support of Mill Hill and its postal empathy to the unknown that was Grantham, and being part of a very large TA organisation.
At the same time he had to downsize the Group, from four to three Regiments and take manning from 75 officers and 750 soldiers to 55 and around 550 – and improve military skills!
He was a distinguished leader and a person who held the highest business ethics. Ken was a keen follower of sport and in his day a powerful rugby forward.
He loved to sail – especially on holiday with Liz and their boys.
Yet, he never missed a morning parade and developed a strong desire to make the TA a place where soldiers learned, became better people and had such a good time that they wanted to come back for more the next year.